n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Therapeutic relationship versus boundary transgressions : lessons for helping professionals

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



No therapy exists in a vacuum. It involves striking relationship between the therapists and clients. Such relationships are relationships of trust and are therefore meant to be maintained religiously by adhering strictly to ethnical codes of conduct. However, most times, boundary transgression are inevitable. While boundary transgression exploits the clients on one hand, it erodes the powers of the therapist on the other. This review aims at educating the trained therapists and other helping professionals as well as educating the public on the dangers inherent in boundary transgression.

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